Fr John comes from Shropshire, having been ordained priest for the Diocese in the
Cathedral in 1974.
In his spare time, when he is not watching parishioners, he likes to dip into Old
Trafford, either for the football or cricket.
He is a member of the Governing bodies of St Vincent's Primary School and St Nicholas
Catholic High School.
Our Parish Priest, Fr John Joyce
1861-1865 Father Hugh Lynch
1865-1867 Father Henry Alcock & Father Daniel S Casey
1867-1876 Father Daniel S Casey
1876-1879 Father Patrick O'Reilly
1879-1900 Father Robert Roberts Maurice
1900-1906 Father John Henry Roche
1906-1909 Father Thomas Mullins
1909-1917 Father Albert Morrisey
1917-1920 Father Edward D Kirby
1920-1934 Father John James Ryan
1934-1935 Father J H Campbell
1935-1941 Father Peter J Coughlan
1941-1944 Father Maurice A Stone
1944-1948 Father William C Corcoran
1948-1951 Father John Gildea
1951-1961 Father Michael Barry
1961-1968 Father James Joseph Matthews
1968-1980 Father Wlifrid Kelly
1980-2001 Canon Joseph Cahill
2001- Father John Joyce
Fr John came to St Vincent's in 2001, in succession to Canon Cahill, who on retirement,
went to live locally in Plumley Village.
The following is a list of the previous parish priests who have served in St Vincents
since its foundation in 1861.....
Our warm congratulations go to Father John who celebrated the 40th anniversary of
his ordination on Sunday, 13th July 2014. The event was attended by parishioners
and selected guests - over 400 people in all! It was a wonderful and joyous occasion,
and below is a selection of photographs of the day.